Missy Elliott is one of the most creative, barrier-breaking pioneers in not only hip-hop but female hip-hop, as well. Missy made it okay to be funny and creative and, somehow, sexy to walk around in trash bags and jogging suits. She broke the stereotype that you had to be physically fit or a size 2 […]

Missy Elliott’s VH1 “Behind the Music” airs tonight at 10pm! In these sneak peeks, Missy reveals details about starting out in the group Sista, meeting Ginuwine and Tweet in Da Bassment, becoming friends with Aaliyah, rapping for Diddy, and filming the iconic video for “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly).” Missy Elliott Suffering From Thyroid Disease […]

On the heels of the revelation last week that Missy Elliott has been suffering from Graves’ disease since 2008, the raptress sat down for an in-depth interview with VH1′s Behind the Music series to talk about those health issues, as well as a variety of other hot-button topics in her life, including the poverty and […]

Missy Elliott recently revealed she has been quietly suffering with a major autoimmune disease which affects her thyroid. The hit maker was diagnosed in 2008 with Graves’ disease, a disorder that affects the thyroid and she admits the symptoms came on so fast, she almost lost her ability to do everyday things like drive and […]

Missy Elliott Battling Graves Disease Since 2008 Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011, 3:53 am By: EURweb.com   http://s7.addthis.com/js/250/addthis_widget.js#username=blackamericaweb  Rapper/producer Missy Elliot has revealed she has been quietly battling a major autoimmune disease since 2008. (AP) Missy Elliot has revealed she has been quietly battling a major autoimmune disease. In 2008, the rapper-producer was diagnosed with […]

Source From Women in hip-hop have always had a hard time proving themselves equals to the men. But some of rap’s pioneering women rose to the challenge with talent, lyricism, innovation and flow that made them heroines to their fans. Sadly, the girl power that hip-hop once represented has been lost in a sea of […]

8 Artists Who Should Thank Aaliyah for Their Careers by Kathy Iandoli Posted Jan 16th 2011 6:00AM Print this page|EmailShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Lifestream On Jan. 16, Aaliyah Haughton would have been 32. She died in 2001 at the age of 22, yet she managed to make a sizable mark in […]

Hip hop producers are known for digging deep in the crates for the records they use to create the songs we all know and love.  No genre is immune from being sampled!